Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Dear BQS Partner

Dear BQS Partner,

Here's what I'd like you to know:

I want to stitch you a little quilt that will make you smile when you receive your parcel in early July.  I hope it will make you glad you joined up for the BQ Swap and that you'll want to swap even more because it was a good experience for you.

To (hopefully) achieve these aims I have puzzled my puzzler trying to figure out what you really like - shapes, style, design, colours the lot and I have fingers, toes and everything crossed that I'm not too far off the mark with the mini-quilt design.  And, if it's not quite right, I hope you'll forgive a trier!

Starting slowly...
I should confess that this is my first ever swap and it is quite a daunting prospect to make something for a complete stranger by means of sleuthing and to perhaps challenge my own skills in order to grow a little along the way.  This little quilt will push me a little further than I have yet been pushed and I hope that in the end that will be to both of our benefits and that you won't be disappointed.  Rest assured, partner, that I will do everything I can to complete this quilt with love and care.  I've already started a little trial run of the paper piecing, see?

Bad lighting in this pic, sorry!
And, these are not the real fabrics, just test ones.

So, on the basis that practice makes perfect, I will practice, practice, practice to make sure your little quilt has a better chance of raising that smile I'm hoping for!  

Best wishes, 


  1. Well Sarah, I love your sketch of your ideas, but I don't know if you are my partner or not. I think your practice run looks great! Just your sketch made me smile :)
    It's not that long ago that I did my first swap and I know how scarey it is, but I think the main thing about swaps is to have fun :) Do your best, and take a little moment to think about how you are going to feel when your swap gift arrives - excited and touched that someone has taken the time to make you something that they hope you love. Thay are probably worried that you won't love what they've made!
    PS I've yet to even try paper piecing - how did you get that tiny block to look so perfect?

  2. It's going to be perfect, Sarah. Whoever gets it will be over the moon.

  3. Gorgeous! I already know how perfect this will be!! Jxo

  4. I can't even imagine how you could make anything so clever and if it's not for me then whoever receives it should be thrilled!


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